Program Change playlist
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The Program Change Playlist manages mappings between MIDI program change messages and BFD3 Presets. No mappings are set up by default but they can be created and saved in the Automation panel's Program Change Playlist section.
The Automation Map panel is not visible at the same time as BFD3's Browser - to make it visible, click the Auto button above the Browser.
To exit the Automation panel, click any other Browser tab button - either the Presets, Kits, Drums or Grooves buttons.
Creating program change entries in the playlist
Managing program change playlists
Using the playlist with MIDI or the Load Prev / Load Next buttons
To switch between the different playlist entries, you will need a MIDI controller capable of transmitting program change messages. A good solution is a MIDI footswitch board – these are relatively easy and cheap to source and are commonly used to send program change messages. Other possibilities include the preset +/- buttons on many keyboards, which often transmit program change messages from the MIDI output.
Alternatively you can use the Load Prev / Load Next buttons - these can be mapped to a MIDI or host automation source in order to cycle through program changes remotely.
Loading and Saving Program Change Playlists
It is important to note that Program Change Playlist is not saved with a BFD3 Preset - this part of BFD3 lies outside the scope of the Preset since it switches between Presets.
The BFD3 File menu features the Load Program Change Playlist and Save Program Change Playlist functions - Both of these functions display a system file dialog for specifying a filename to load or save. It defaults to the <user location>/Playlists folder.
The Default Program Change Playlist setting in the Preferences allows you to define a Program Change Playlist to load whenever BFD3 is launched.